Alexander Forbes fraud trial postponed in High Court

The trial of six persons arrested in 2007 for allegedly tried to defraud Alexander Forbes of over N.dollars 3 million, was on Monday postponed to 24 July this year.

The six men appeared in the Windhoek High court here on Monday when their trial was postponed because the council of accused one advocates Werner Boesak has to provide submission application on the 17 July.

Monday's postponement was done as per agreement reached by State advocate CostanceMoyo, and three accused State funded defence lawyers, Johan Van Vuuren, Werner Boesak and Titus Mbaeva in court.

The bail of the accused Sharon Desiree Raman, 44, Hendrick Francisco Davis (age not given), Jan Johannes Jansen, 47, JeremiaMetaatu, 41, IyamboSeveren, 35, and 42-year-old Alta Norman Visser is extended until 24 July next week.

The six accused persons are facing about 165 main charges of fraud and various alternative charges that they allegedly defrauded Alexander Forbes of about N.dollars 3.3 million between 2005 and 2007.

The six accused persons are represented by State-sponsored defence lawyers, comprising of attorney Constance Moyo, Johan van Vuuren, Werner Boesak and Titus Mbaeva.

They were all arrested in 2007 by a combined team of City Police and members of the Namibian Police's Serious Crime Unit.

Preciding High is Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo.

Source: Namibia Press Agency